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Avery Dennison Senior Director - Strategy and M&A in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Senior Director Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) will lead activities which include development of long term strategic plans, market analysis, and new market and product entry strategies, as well as strategic assessment of adjacencies, identification of acquisition targets and executing value adding deals in the North America region. The jobholder acts as the strategy and M&A authority on the team and works with the relevant functions and business leaders to assess market challenges and opportunities and drive implementation of initiatives. They have regional responsibility for the entire Avery Dennison Corporation and will be based in Mentor, OH. They will report directly to the Corporate Vice President Strategy and M&A, with a dotted line to the North America VP/GM for LGM, and interact frequently with regional leadership teams of the different divisions.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a high potential with established professional experience (10+ years) to develop their strategic skills while working in a stimulating environment with exposure to top management, and grow and develop into other leadership roles in the organisation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Be a key thought partner to the region’s VP/ GM and other members of the leadership team

  • Build and maintain a network within the ecosystem.

  • Help form the development of strategic plans for our core business and identify potential acquisition targets to support these strategies

  • Develop and execute focused strategies for growing our business into adjacencies. Conduct interviews to understand market structure, trends and customer needs, in particular in adjacent business spaces

  • Lead opportunity analysis or specific work streams within bigger strategic assessments and ensure delivery based on pre-agreed milestones

  • Support the full M&A process: identifying targets, due diligence incl. valuation, contract negotiation and integration planning. Play the role of the deal quarterback and present the findings and recommendations to the M&A committee (composed of the CEO and the key leaders of the business)

  • Increase the organization's strategy and M&A capabilities by building on existing standards and further improving our strategic and M&A processes and tools

  • Lead cross-functional project teams and build a strong network within our global organization. Partner with internal functions (e.g. Marketing, R&D, Finance) and regional management teams and GMs to gain their consensus and support

  • Act as a motivator and guide for North America Marketing & Commercial team members

  • Take an active role in the report out at monthly BD Steering Committee and in corporate M&A committee meetings.



  • Master’s degree or PhD in science, engineering, business administration or economics

  • Ability to travel (10-20% mostly in region)

  • 10+ years of professional experience in Management Consulting, Private Equity, Corporate M&A or Investment Banking

  • Can do attitude: strong personal drive and ability to work independently in multiple environments/cultures and get things done

  • Outstanding analytic and problem solving skills with affinity for quantitative modeling (strong excel skills)

  • Strong oral and written communications

  • Solid understanding of financial reporting (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow etc.)

  • Proficiency with DCF models. and metrics (NPV, ROTC, IRR, …)

  • Ability to operate on different levels (from analyst to senior management)

  • Desire to work and appreciation of the value of diversity of thought and teamwork

  • Good business judgment with constant desire to learn

  • Good project management skills


  • Previous valuation experience



Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled